Postdoc position available at Michigan State University, Department of Chemistry, Becker Group

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in the Becker Group at the Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University.

The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension for a second year based on performance and the availability of funding. The beginning salary will be $56,484.00.

Duties and responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work on STEM research projects including, but not limited to, a project addressing undergraduate chemistry students’ epistemic ideas related to bonding models in predicting chemical phenomena. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Design assessments, including interview protocols
  • Collect and analyze survey, semi-structured interview and quantitative data as needed
  • Analyze qualitative data using qualitative software packages
  • Describe, in writing, themes emerging from analyses

Education Requirement:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical education, science education, or a closely related field.

Required qualifications:

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong chemistry content knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Strong teaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience in qualitative data collection and data analysis using software packages

Desirable qualifications:

  • Strong record of publication and scholarly writing
  • Curricular development experience

Please submit a CV, cover letter, writing sample, and list of three references who may be contacted at the following website:=

Make sure to indicate your interest in working with the Becker Research Group in your application and cover letter.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024. The position will remain open until filled. Start date is negotiable, but June 2024 would be preferred. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Nicole Becker,